Winthrop University: Getting Ready

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Check-In Requirements

We hope you had an enjoyable and restful holiday season and are ready to return to campus. The following is important information for returning to campus for check-in or moving on campus for the first time.

Important Dates:

  • Mid-December: Pre-Check In Process made available
  • January 6: New student move-in
  • January 7 & 8: Returning student move-in
  • January 10: First day of classes

NOW: Complete Your Pre Check-In Process and Pick Your Move-In Appointment

Pre Check-In Procedures: Each resident must complete their Pre-Check In Process which includes completing their required Quarantine and Isolation Plan.

Below are the steps to complete the Pre-Check In Process:

  1. Digitally sign the COVID Testing/Vaccination Acknowledgment and updated Housing Contract COVID-19 Pandemic Addendum
  2. Room Key Acknowledgment
  3. E-RCR (Electronic Room Condition Report) Acknowledgment
  4. Emergency Contact Information
  5. Medical Form (This information is kept in the event of a medical emergency in the residence hall.)
  6. Quarantine and Isolation Plan (This information is used in the event you must quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19.)
  7. Schedule your check-in arrival date and time. (Returning Students ONLY)

Check-In Dates:

  • Thursday, January 6, 2022: New Incoming students will be permitted to move into their residence halls.
  • Friday, January 7 & Saturday, January 8, 2022: Returning students will be permitted to move into their residence halls based on the check-in appointment time they selected during Pre Check-In.
    • If your preferred time is not available, please be flexible. There are enough time slots available for all students for each check-in day.

New Students

  • Detailed information about your arrival date can be found in your Pre Check-In Confirmation email.
  • If you are planning to bring a car to campus, you will need to purchase a parking permit from Campus Police. Additional details regarding permit cost can be found by logging on to the online parking permit request page. For students, when a vehicle is registered with Campus Police, the cost of the parking permit is automatically charged to your student account. Students can pick up their parking pass at Campus Police when they arrive on campus.
  • It's never too early to begin the packing process. Start by knowing what you can bring to campus (PDF-502KB) this year in addition to what items are prohibited (PDF-406KB) in the residence halls.

Returning Students

  • Centralized Check-In Location:
    • Centralized check-in will take place beginning at the south entrance of the Winthrop Coliseum along Lake Drive. Please pay attention to signage as it will direct you towards the stations for check-in.

      More information can be found on the Move-In Day page.

Students participating in early arrival groups must have an invitation from the sponsoring department. No early arrivals outside of prearranged groups are allowed.

Required Quarantine & Isolation Plan

All residential students must submit a Quarantine & Isolation plan of action to Residence Life in Eaglesnest outlining their intentions of where they will go to quarantine or isolate. You will submit your plan when selecting your move-in time slot during your Pre Check-In Process.

Example: If I were to need quarantine & isolation housing, I will drive to my home in Irmo, SC and stay with my family. I will have a place to stay for the necessary time I need to quarantine and/or isolate. If for some reason I were unable to go home, I will stay with my aunt in Simpsonville, SC.

Complete COVID-19 Compliance

Knowing your status prior to returning to campus is an essential part of risk mitigation for the safety of campus. Please continue to exercise full caution and adhere to the established COVID safety protocols. Residence Life and Health Services requires students to:

  1. Option 1. Completed COVID Vaccination Requirement with 2 week immunity period. If you are newly vaccinated please upload the completed front of your vaccination card to the Patient Portal as soon as you receive your completed vaccination card. If you already have a completed vaccination card, please double check that it is uploaded to the Patient Portal by logging into the Patient Portal and viewing your uploads.  If your vaccination card IS already uploaded to the Patient Portal you do not have to upload it more than once. In addition to helping protect you from potential serious illness, vaccinations contribute to the overall health and well being of our Winthrop Community. Provided you are symptom free, fully vaccinated students will experience fewer restrictions on campus, as well as avoid the potential of having to quarantine and miss classes or work if exposed.
  2. OR Option 2. Evidence of a negative COVID-19 test. If not fully vaccinated, you are REQUIRED to have a COVID-19 test administered no more than five (5) days prior to your scheduled move-in date. The COVID-19 test results must be uploaded to the Patient Portal NO LATER than the dates and times listed on the table below before your scheduled move-in date. Only PCR or rapid antigen test results will be accepted; antibody tests will not be accepted.

Please review the table below to determine the dates for your testing/vaccination uploads:

Student Group Date of Arrival Test No Earlier Than Uploaded Test Results Before Completed Vaccination Card Uploaded Before
New Incoming
Move In Day
January 6, 2022
January 1, 2022
January 4, 2022 @ 5:00 PM
January 4, 2022 @ 5:00 PM
Move In Day #1
January 7, 2022
January 2, 2022
January 5, 2022 @ 5:00 PM
January 5, 2022 @ 5:00 PM
Move In Day #2
January 8, 2022
January 3, 2022
January 6, 2022 @ 5:00 PM
January 6, 2022 @ 5:00 PM


Last Updated: 5/16/22